What is uncompromised? Debussy's Pelleas compared to Schoenberg's: French and German sensibilities. Classical vs. Romantic. Ives's Holidays Symphonies. French transparency and color: Ravel and Debussy. Delius. Strauss's Salomé. Analysis of Debussy. Fifth lecture of the course "The Contemporary Era" by Antioch College Professor John Ronsheim. This course traces the history of 20th Century music until about 1970. For more information visit ronsheim.org.